# 10.1.8 The Case of the Missing Parentheses

## Activity: The Case of the Missing Parentheses

Suppose that you want to find the answer to the following calculation:

(a) Enter this into the calculator, exactly as it is presented, remembering to close the parentheses after the power (exponent) of 10. Make a note of the answer.

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To enter a number in scientific notation, enter the number, then , then the power of 10.

(a) You should get the answer 2010.

(b) Now repeat the calculation, leaving out the parentheses after the power of 10. What answer do you get this time?